We sat down and had a chat with some of the participants from our Chorley Myplace Hub – some who have experienced the outdoor sessions and some who started as lockdown began – to find out how they felt about the changes to Myplace over the last few months.
We had to pause our outdoor Myplace sessions due to lockdown and we have since moved our sessions online. How have you felt about that?
“Quite a lot of us don’t “do” computers, so to be told we have to go virtual on Myplace, especially for those who were previously on outdoor sessions, it was quite a worry losing the weekly, normal routine that keeps you smiling – the one thing, or couple of things, that keep you going, one of which was Myplace.
Knowing that it was going virtual and having to sit in front of a computer screen made me feel even more anxious than dealing with people in real life. But a good point to it is that, on days where I don’t feel like getting up or ready, you can just turn your camera off but can still chat and be connected with other people, still giving you that boost in a week.”
“I was pre-occupied with the virus, but find the sessions really good and really helpful. It gives a structure to the week. It’s something to look forward to and I like seeing everybody.”